Pi-Hole

14 Jun 2020, 6:41 a.m.

I thoroughly recommend it. https://pi-hole.net

I used to get those annoying pop-ups sayiing "we've detected your browser is using ad blocking software... blah, blah, blah". Since moving from client-based ad blocking (with AdBlock), to server-based ad ...

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Linux Kernel Rotate Screen

5 Feb 2020, 8:40 a.m.

Kernel parameter:

fbcon=rotate:<n>

where 'n' is any one of:

0 = 0 degrees (normal)
1 = 90 degrees clockwise (rotate right)
2 = 180 degrees clockwise (upside down)
3 = 270 degrees clockwise == 90 degrees anti-clockwise (rotate left)
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Punched Tape Reader

3 Oct 2019, 3:52 p.m.

As mentioned in a previous blog post, I've developed an interest in vintage computing. This has led to an interest in punched paper tape. I spent some time looking for a paper tape reader and punch but soon found they are rare as hens' teeth and extremely expense (several thousand pounds).
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ZeroPi Web Server

2 Oct 2019, 2:26 p.m.

I love embedded computing and I love computers that really put the 'micro' back into microcomputers. I've bought many SBCs since the original Raspberry Pi Model B. Truth be told, I have more that I actually have uses for. Every time a new one comes out that is a smaller form factor of the others,...

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Vintage Computers

27 Jul 2019, 7:47 a.m.

I've recently been bitten by the bug of vintage computing. Everyone remembers their first computer and the joy they experienced figuring out how it works and what to do with it. My first microcomputer was a Tandy TRS-80 Model 1. I still remember, 40 years ago, going with my Dad in the car to pick...

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